UN envoy Yamamoto at Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan
NEW YORK - The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, today briefed the Security Council on the situation in Afghanistan.
Yamamoto highlighted key developments around peace efforts, upcoming elections, human rights, women’s empowerment and the humanitarian situation. He spoke about the harsh realities of life for many Afghans and the human cost of the war which continues to inflict a devastating toll on civilians. The envoy, who is also head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), reiterated the importance of intra-Afghan talks in any peace process.